Trial Date Of Dec. 6 Set For Pfeifer

Today Bryan G. Pfeifer, an organizer with WI BOPM, his attorney and allies attended a pre-trial hearing at the Milwaukee Municipal Court regarding a municipal citation issued for Pfeifer August 26. Pfeifer was cited for resisting/obstructing an officer while protesting Scott Walker August 26, 2011 at Messmer school in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee. Pfeifer is fighting the citation because they are bogus and are an attempt to put a chill against the progressive political movement. Pfeifer is also a journalist and was documenting the police harassment of protesters on August 26.

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Nov. 4: Occupy Appleton Kicks Off 24/7 Occupation

See full details at the Occupy Appleton Facebook page

500 East Franklin Street, Appleton, Wisconsin 54911

Friday, Nov. 4: 24/7 occupation kicks off at 3 p.m. / If you plan on camping please come earlier if you can. / Live Music & More

Saturday, Nov. 5: March on Banks, Open Mic night & more

Saturday, Nov. 6: 3:15 p.m. Packer game live on projector.


Houston’s Labor Council Endorses Occupy Houston

The following Resolution was passed by the Harris County AFL-CIO Council last night.  Several Occupy Houston folks visited the meeting and Dustin Phipps from Occupy Houston addressed the Delegates explaining its goals and asked for Labor’s support.
Richard C. Shaw, Secretary-Treasurer, Harris County AFL-CIO Council.
Resolution in Support of Occupy Houston
Whereas, Occupy Houston’s goal is the end the corporate corruption of our democracy, and,
Whereas, Occupy Houston is demonstrating its message on a daily basis and,
Whereas, Occupy Houston has also joined with Good Jobs = Great Houston, Houston Interfaith Worker Justice in support of good jobs, the American Jobs Act, and
Whereas, the AFL-CIO, and many of its affiliated Unions are supporting similar “Occupy” events on Wall Street and in other cities in Texas and across the country,
Therefore be it resolved, that the Harris County AFL-CIO Council go on record of supporting Occupy Houston and its messages of ending corporate corruption of our democracy and standing up for workers and jobs.

Defend Occupy Raleigh

From a FIST organizer in North Carolina:

This afternoon, info began going around that state capitol police had given ultimatum to Occupy Raleigh to remove all their stuff from the encampment site on the sidewalk before 3pm or else the cops would raid the site and take all the stuff out. Call NC State Capitol police to defend the occupation. The number is 919-733-4646. 

UPDATE AS OF ABOUT 4 PM OCT 28: 8 people were arrested, including an elderly woman with disabilities, for sitting on the sidewalk. Some of those arrested at October 15 action were among those arrested this time too.

Folks have moved to jail and we are rallying outside now. There’s about 20-25 people here now, some are still over at the occupation site.


Oakland Calls – We Answer, All Out for Nov. 2

All out in the Streets in Solidarity with Occupy Oakland
Wednesday, November 2nd

Early Tuesday morning 900 police from a dozen police agencies in the Bay Area, along with Homeland Security, brutally cracked down on demonstrators who marched in support of Occupy Oakland.  The demonstrators were marching to reestablish the Oakland occupation, which was shut down earlier in the day. At least one person was critically injured, 24 year old Iraq war veteran, Scott Olsen, who was struck in the face with a projectile launched by police.

In response to the violent repression, which included the use of tear gas, guns that use incapacitating bean bags, batons and the arrests of over 85 protesters, the General Assembly of Occupy Oakland has called for a Mass Day of Action and a General Strike in Oakland to take place on Wednesday November 2nd.

We support Oakland’s call.  In the wake of the violence used by the police in Oakland, also in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver,Boston, New York and elsewhere, we are asking  students and community organizations, unions, anti-war groups, all progressive organizations and individuals across the country to take to the streets in solidarity.  Defend Oakland! Defend all the occupations!

All Out Wednesday, November 2nd
We Are Oakland
Stop Police Brutality
We Shall Not be Moved

Supported by:

Bail Out the People Movement, Labor-Community Forum/South Bronx Community Congress; May 1 Workers & Immigrant Rights Coalition, Council on American Islamic Relations, New York Chapter (CAIR-NY); United National Antiwar Coalition; The Islamic Leadership Council of Metropolitan NY (Majlis Ash-Shura) Social Justice Committee; SEIU Local 32BJ* Latino Caucus – Ed Figueroa-Chair; Charles Jenkins, VP Coalition of Black Trade Unionists; Larry Hales, New Yorkers Against the Budget Cuts; Mike Eilenfeldt-Delegate-NYC Central Labor Council* Ramsey Clark – Awarded UN Human Rights Award, former U.S. Attorney General, FrantzMendes, Pres. United Steelworkers Local 8751, Boston School Bus Union.


Support Occupy Nashville

#OccupyNashville has been given 24hrs to disband or be evicted by the Police. Let the following people know that you support the occupation. We are the 99%!

Mayor of Nashville (Karl Dean) (615) 862-6000

TN Govenor (Bill Haslam) 615-741-2001
Chief of Police (Steve Anderson) 615-862-7301